Details Emerge on New Business Owned By Killed Embu Brothers

  • Fresh details have emerged on the business owned by the two brothers who were found dead after being arrested by the police at Kianjokoma town in Embu County during curfew hours on Tuesday, August 3.

    According to the mother of the slain brothers, Benson Njiru, 23, and Emmanuel Mutura, 19, had just opened a pork business in Kianjokoma town on that fateful day.

    Their mother added that the two on their first day of business had made very good sales before leaving the premises in the company of their friends.

    Police officers on duty in Tharaka Nithi County

    The new business was to keep them occupied before they could resume school. Njiru was a student at Don Bosco Technical Training Institute while his brother Mutura was a law student at Kabarak University.

    The two brothers disappeared after they were rounded up by police for allegedly breaking curfew law before their bodies were found at the Embu Level Five Hospital mortuary. 

    According to a post-mortem examination, the two died of multiple head injuries. Pathologist Kamau Wangari concluded that Mutura’s head was deformed and bore bruises in the face while Njiru’s ribs had been broken. Dr. Wangari also said that Njiru’s brain had an injury.

    Top leaders including speaker of the National Assembly, Justin Muturi, have since joined to demand justice for the two brothers. Muturi called on witness protection urging those with information that may lead to arrest to come forward.

    “Move with speed to ensure that witnesses are protected as per the law,†said Muturi.

    Muturi urged the witnesses to record statements with the Independent Police Oversight Authority (IPOA). He castigated the police for destroying evidence by allowing protestors to torch their car which ferried the two boys.

     â€œThe police never fired at the protestors when the vehicle was being set on fire. It seems they brought it there to destroy evidence,†he said.

    National Assembly Speaker Justin Muturi during a past media briefing at his Parliament buildings office.
    National Assembly Speaker Justin Muturi during a past media briefing at his Parliament buildings office.